Derek Ferguson blasts 'clueless' Rangers after 'embarrassing' snub by McInnes
Former Rangers midfielder Derek Ferguson has slammed the club’s board after Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes’ decision to turn down the chance to become the new manager at Ibrox.
Gers have been searching for a new boss since Pedro Caixinha was sacked in October after only seven months in charge.
Aberdeen boss McInnes had emerged as the favourite to succeed Caixinha, and speculation mounted as he missed a training session and a press conference on Thursday.
However, in a shock twist, the 46-year-old decided to remain in charge at Aberdeen, leaving Rangers with nowhere to go in their search for a new boss.
The club’s board have come under fire for the amount of time it has taken them to appoint a new boss and former Gers midfielder Ferguson is the latest person to slam the club for the way they have handled the situation.
“Rangers have put their eggs in one basket,” he told BBC Sport in their live blog (18.40).
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“I was stunned by the news. I think it’s a bit embarrassing – a club the size and stature of Rangers: to be six weeks without a manager, it’s not good enough.
“The directors don’t seem to have a Plan B. They just look clueless at the moment.”
Under-20s coach Graeme Murty has been in caretaker charge at Ibrox since Caixinha was dismissed, winning four of his six matches as interim boss.
Back-to-back victories over McInnes’ Aberdeen side last week have seen Rangers replace the Dons in second place in the Scottish Premiership table.
Murty is expected to remain in charge for the Scottish Premiership clash with 11th-placed Ross County on Saturday.
In other Rangers news, Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne has revealed why McInnes decided to stay with the club.